Grow a Greener Community – Become a Master Composter

Grow a Greener Community – Become a Master Composter
Inspire others and make a difference in your community. The annual Master Composter Training Program is currently accepting applications from Alameda County residents for the 2008 Class.
The Master Composter Program is a certificated, extensive compost course. Participants receive training in the art and science of basic and worm composting, soil health, and Bay Friendly gardening techniques.
Participants use this knowledge to train others through a compost community outreach project.
All participants receive a compost bin and several composting and gardening books, including the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s “Plants and Landscapes for Summer Climates of the SF Bay Region.” Teachers who complete the program are eligible for a $200 stipend to use toward school garden and/or classroom compost activities. Classes will meet Tuesday nights weekly in Oakland from early February through mid-May 2008, plus a Saturday field trip. The Program offers graduate level and continuing education credits from California State University at Hayward or credit from
Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department. Master Composter training enhances the skills of community leaders, activists, educators, environmentalists, gardeners, and recyclers. We encourage people of all ages, abilities, and ethnic groups to apply. If you have ideas and energy for community actions, this class is for you.
HOW? Complete an application by January 11, 2008.
Reserve the evening of January 16 or 17 for an interview.
Visit our website at www.BayFriendly.org to apply on-line or download an application.
From the home page, click on the Bay-Friendly Gardening link on the bottom left, click on the Residents icon, and then the Master Composter Program link.
The website also provides a class syllabus and examples of projects from past participants. For more information, please contact StopWaste.Org at www.BayFriendly.org or 510-444-SOIL.

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